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Monthly Archives: August 2020

COVID-19: Employers, employees need convenient workplace policies — HR experts

By Elizabeth Osayande Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor, International (Recruitment and Global Pathways), Aston University, Birmingham, Kathy Daniels, has charged human resources, HR, managers to deliberately create convenient workplace policies for employers and employees considering the impact of Covid-19. She maintained that employers should always consider fairness and flexibility in this regard, and …

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FG inaugurates 8-man Merit Award Governing Board

Calls for thorough discharge of duties By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja The Federal Government last week, through the Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, inaugurated the 8-man Governing Board of the Nigerian National Merit Award, NNMA, to as a positive force of transformation. The inauguration was done by …

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CAPPA, AUPCTRE urge FG to dump ‘anti-people water bill’

From left— Akinbode Oluwafemi, CAPPA Executive Director; Benjamin Anthony, National President, AUPCTRE; Aderonke Ige, CAPPA Associate Director, and Musa Ukpo of AUPCTRE, at the briefing. Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, and the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees, AUPCTRE, have asked the …

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Reopening: WHO harps on COVID-19 prevention plans

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has emphasised the need for effective COVID-19 prevention plans as countries reopen their economies and borders. Its Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, gave the advice during a news briefing from Geneva on Monday. Ghebreyesus said he had observed the eagerness of countries to “get their economies …

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COVID-19: Low testing worries health minister

Ehanire The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) says it will be difficult to flatten the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) curve, if testing for the virus is not adequate. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said this at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing, on Monday in Abuja. Osagie said …

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Aftermath of Buhari’s directive: NDDC pays $5.9m to 197 foreign scholars

By Egufe Yafugborhi – Port Harcourt The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, says it has paid $5,910,000 to 197 beneficiaries of its 2019 Foreign Scholarship Programme with payment processes for 94 beneficiaries of 2018 ongoing. The development follows President Mohammadu Buhari’s marching orders to the commission’s Interim Management Committee (IMC) …

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US coronavirus cases exceed 6 million

The number of coronavirus cases in the United States topped 6 million on Monday, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University, while global cases have exceeded 25 million. The country has by far the highest number of confirmed infections in the world, followed by Brazil, at almost 3.9 million, …

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Unethical practices: MDPDC begins prosecution of 17 doctors in tribunal

By Joseph Erunke THE Medical and Dental Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal, Monday, began the prosecution of 17 medical practitioners accused of professional negligence. But the prosecution began with the case involving two medical doctors – Adeshina Jenrola, a Consultant Plastic Surgeon; and Silas Ochejele, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, in Madonna hospital, …

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